I know the debate at the moment is on homosexual marriage. However one quote I heard was about what actually defines 'marriage'? And asked whether equality rights couldn't be extended to marriages with more than one person ie: 2 women and 1 man, or 2 men and 1 women, or 3 gay men etc.
At the moment 49 countries in the world recognise these marriages mostly in North Africa, Middle East and in India and South East Asia.
However in February 2008 the UK allowed welfare benefits to be given to those in these types of relationships and in Russia two years ago a bill was proposed for this too (which will likely be defeated).
In 2012 Brazil announced the first ever three person civil partnerships, despite much Christian opposition. A union is also permitted in Australia. There are an estimated 500,000 people in these relationships in the United States, with some wanting more rights.
I'll be honest I could see this form becoming more popular, particularly with younger people. I met a girl once (a friend of a friend) whose boyfriend had another girlfriend and for some reason she seemed fine with it (she was 20).
There are likely to be many men who would not object to this and I do think that characteristically there could be a minority of women who wouldn't either if they fell for the same man. It would be like the animals!! One alpha male with two+ women!!
Views? The next step in marriage/civil rights equality or just completely un-British and wrong???